Frain Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree or ash wood, from Old French fraisne, fresne ‘ash’ (Latin fraxinus). French: habitational name from a place in Vosges named Frain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Drain, Train, Rain, Fain, Bain, Hain, Cain, Fralin, Brin, Fruin

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Frain Family Origin

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Frain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farmer Son

    16%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Servant

    5%

In 1881, the most common Frain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Frain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Frain family was Farm Servant. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frain.

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Frain Historical Records

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Frain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Frain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Frain in 1946 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frain

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